Architecture student seeks views on building accessibility in Manchester

What annoys you about our buildings?


Architecture student Thomas Kirby is wanting to know about some of the day to day issues that disabled people have using buildings in Manchester to inform his thesis project. He is planning to satirise some of these issues in an inclusive comedy club design in Salford and would also love your feedback on his design.


Please contact him at thomaskirby26 [at] if you are interested.


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Thursday, 1 February, 2018

Kintsugi Clothing seeks volunteers for survey and feedback

From Kintsugi Clothing:


I'm writing on behalf of Kintsugi Clothing, a pre-launch fashion brand working to create accessible clothing that is both fashionable and inclusive.

We asked the disabled community what kinds of things they wish designers would think about when designing clothes and were overwhelmed with the response. Obviously, there are so many different types of impairments but some share the same requirements when it comes to clothes - particularly when it comes to ease of dressing.

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Monday, 22 January, 2018

How well is the UK performing on disability rights?

The Equality and Human Rights website have produced a downloadable report that is about the UK's work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

It sets out the United Nations' main concerns about disability rights in the UK. It lists over 80 recommendations for action by the UK Government and the devolved governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The CRPD is an international legal agreement about the human rights of disabled people.

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Monday, 22 January, 2018

Liz Neville (Hallam)

It is with great sadness we share with you the news that Liz Neville (married name Hallam) , a former GMCDP worker and long time member , died in November 2017.


Liz worked for GMCDP in the 1990s before going onto Manchester City Council supporting disabled people with their direct payments / individual budget packages.


Liz was a warm hearted, generous, free spirit who loved people, motorbiking and life. Her smile was broad and her heart big. Her death has been a great loss to her Ex Husband, her family and her friends.


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Thursday, 11 January, 2018

Free Winter warmth event in Altrincham (including lunch) Monday 26th February

Free Winter warmth event in Altrincham (including lunch) 

Advice about keeping warm and well this winter. Information session and Quiz (with prizes) followed by lunch

Free Gloves while stocks last!


Monday 26th February

11am -1pm 

The Hub,

Pownall Road,


WA14 2SZ .


Booking is essential - Age UK Trafford 0161 746 9754

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Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Information Drop-in at GMCDP on Wednesday 17 January

On Wednesday 17 January, 2:00-3:30pm, you can pop into the GMCDP office to see Linda, who can assist with finding any information or support you may need. Please contact me beforehand we need to book a BSL Interpreter, Lipspeaker or personal assistant.

Phone: 0161 636 7535

Email linda [at]

Mobile for texts: 07508 537561

Event page here

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Friday, 5 January, 2018

Casting agent seeking disabled people for advert

From Victoria Gee Casting:

Following last years fantastic campaign we are casting again for a new campaign for McCAIN

We are once again looking for families and households who live in the North-West to appear in the commercial and who are also willing to have the filming take place in their home.

We are primarily looking for:
Students or friends who live together and spend time together like family

Families with a disabled parent

Grandparents with teenage grandchildren

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Wednesday, 3 January, 2018

Life You Choose club night in Glossop for learning disabled adults - Monday 26th March

Life You Choose are holding a night club night for learning disabled adults. Family, friends and supporters are also welcome. (Free entry).

The night will be held on Monday March 26th at Club HQ 3 - 5 High St East, SK13 8DA Glossop

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Tuesday, 2 January, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year from everybody at GMCDP


The office will be closed from Thursday 21st December through to Monday 2nd January 2018



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Thursday, 21 December, 2017